Haughville Butterflies

Haughville Butterflies

Mural - Temporary

 1163 N. Belmont Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46222

This installation is part of Indy Art & Seek, a project by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to pair artists and communities to create site-specific art that encourages neighborhood residents to see their surroundings in new ways.

Inspired by members of the Haughville Strong community working with local youth through Matchbook Learning at Wendell Phillips IPS School 63, the artist created stencils of butterflies and placed them throughout the school grounds.  He invited students to paint them with bright colors to symbolize positive community growth and change.  The artist also created “hidden” butterflies using clear, hydrophobic paint: these butterflies are only visible when it rains, indicating that there is hope even on the darkest days.

Charles Shane (CS) Stanley is a Haughville resident and internationally-recognized street artist. He creates work in stencil, aerosol, brush, and marker, works with several graffiti crews, and is the Director of Art at Indianapolis’ First Church of Cannabis.

Medium type: Paint

Location Info

1163 N. Belmont Ave.

1163 N. Belmont Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46222